Wednesday October 20, 2021
Hamid Dabashi

  • September 25, 2021

    The art of torture

    In 2004, three years into the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, a number of dreadful photographs surfaced that showed members of the US military,...

  • July 26, 2021

    White is not a colour

    “There is no such thing as race, none” – this is how master novelist Toni Morrison broke it down very simply in a famous interview. “It’s...

  • April 15, 2021

    Murdering minorities

    In a bold and defiant recent book, This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto , Suketu Mehta has written a deeply erudite defence of global...

  • March 23, 2021

    The three Cs

    Soon after my second Covid-19 shot, I received an email from a dear friend who I had been remiss in contacting, asking how I was coping with, as she...

  • January 21, 2021

    Delusion of democracy

    The idea of American democracy from its very inception, and as flagged by the ridiculous euphemism of its “exceptionalism”, is literally a...

  • January 02, 2021

    Apartheid walls

    This year’s Black Lives Matter uprising in the US and the way it resonated with people in different corners of the world drew renewed attention to...

  • December 01, 2020

    Presidency of a centrist

    I sat down with Obama’s book, with a cup of my reassuring tea in tow, thumbing through its pages. I looked at the glossy pictures inside, read the...

  • November 06, 2020

    Four years later

    “They came, they uprooted, they burned, they killed, they plundered, and they left.”This is celebrated Persian historian Ata-Malik Juvayni’s ...

  • November 30, 2019

    Are the revolutions back?

    Lebanon has been witnessing unprecedented demonstrations against the government that suggest the country’s proverbial sectarianism seems suddenly...

  • August 23, 2019

    Redefining terrorism

    In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the United States is once again roiling in pain, struggling to come to...